"Tom," I asked, "don't you think Jesus would be on my side in this?"
"No," he said. "Jesus is busy with his own stuff, and is not going to get involved in your little tug-of-war. Plus, don't forget, he has his own mother to deal with. She's all he can handle, as far as mothers go. Also, she is completely dressed like a Muslim all the time, and he doesn't ever know what she is thinking."